Sunday, November 27, 2011

Center for Information Dominance Units Corry Station & Monterey

Commander Sung, CO, CIDU Corry
(NAVY NEWS RELEASE)  In a move to make Navy Information Dominance training more mission-effective, the Center for Information Dominance (CID) officially stood up two new commands November 14.

The request for the new commands - the Center for Information Dominance Unit (CIDU) Corry Station and CIDU Monterey - was approved by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus, October 31, and announced by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert the same day.

According to the message, the establishment of the new commands was in response to the "expanded size of the detachment and assigned cyber training mission."

This action disestablishes the two largest detachments within the CID Domain: CID Detachment (DET) Corry Station and CID DET Monterey.

Annually, CID Unit Corry Station, based at Corry Station in Pensacola, Fla., is responsible for training approximately 9,000 Navy and Joint Cryptologists, Information Systems Technicians and Information Warfare and Information Professional officers; while CID Unit Monterey, based at the Presidio in Monterey, California, is responsible for the training of approximately 1,200 Cryptologic Technicians (Interpretive) and Foreign Language Officers.

CID Commanding Officer Captain Susan K. Cerovsky, compared the shore-based commands to that of a newly-commissioned ship, during her remarks at the stand up ceremony for CID Unit Corry Station.

"The plank owners here at CID Unit Corry Station and at CID Unit Monterey can be justifiably proud to be part of the fine unit that we're about to establish," she said. "You are definitely in capable hands and I am most humble today to be able to pin Commander Luciana Sung as one of my commanding officers within the Center for Information Dominance domain."

In June 2011 Sung reported to Captain Cerovsky as her executive officer and officer in charge of CID DET Corry Station.

"Today is a historical day and all of us are part of it," Sung said at the conclusion of the ceremony. "We are now a command and you should be very proud. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication."

In January 2010 Lieutenant Commander Thor Martinsen assumed duties as officer in charge of CID DET Monterey.

Like his instructors and their linguists-in-training, he is fluent in a second language. He has also seen several name changes at CID.

As the newly-appointed commanding officer of CID Unit Monterey, he welcomed friends and guests to the stand up ceremony at the Presidio. He also noted the command's metamorphosis as both its name and focus have changed to adapt to its evolving mission.

"Our Navy presence at the Defense Language Institute dates back to February 1976 (not the right date, as I attended in 1975), and while our name has changed multiple times during our 35 year history, our mission of training the very best Navy linguist and fleet-ready Sailors has remained consistent throughout. I am confident that this proud legacy of excellence will continue with our new command," Martinsen said. "It has been a privilege to serve as the CID Detachment Monterey officer in charge, and it's a great honor to be able to continue to serve as the first commanding officer of Center for Information Dominance Unit Monterey."

CID is the Navy's learning center that leads, manages, and delivers Navy and joint force training in Information Operations, Information Technology, Cryptology and Intelligence.

With a staff of nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID Corry Station oversees the development and administration of more than 168 courses at four commands, two detachments and 16 learning sites throughout the United States and in Japan. CID Corry Station provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and allied forces each year.


Anonymous said...

Navy News writer needs to return to school to learn how to write and verify facts!!! Lots of errors in here.

Anonymous said...

Center for Information Dominance mission modified to deliver full spectrum cyber, information warfare, and intelligence training to achieve decision superiority.

Center for Naval Intelligence disestablished. NMITC and FITC aligned as Ech IV commands under CID.

Anonymous said...

CID MISSION: To deliver full spectrum
cyber, information warfare, and intelligence training to achieve
decision superiority.

LCDRLDO/6440 said...

Navy News writer must have been training at CID!

Anonymous said...

Not to take away from either of these individuals, but they were not screened for command as all the other COs out there at the NIOCs & NCTSs were. The community needs to do what they say instead of continually callings its processes and policies into question with moves like does good officers a diservice.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

Anon @ 11:31

You are mistaken (at least 50%). Commander Luciana Sung was screened for command. The LCDR in Monterey is fleeting up to CO until his relief, (an 05 Commander screened for command) CDR Sean Cooney can go through the pipeline and assume command.

Anonymous said...

CDR Sung didn't screen for command...she wasn't eligible for consideration given her promotion YG. I agree with Anon 11:31, we did her a disservice by making yet another exception to policy. No doubt she will succeed, she always does.

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

Unable to understand all this CO screening information, I have a tendency to observe military things first. Like the wearing of collar devices, in the photo the Chief is borderline on that subject and the Commander is out of line.

Very Respectfully,

Anonymous said...

CO CID Unit Corry Station - CID Corry Station Detachment will transition to O5 Command. Incumbent OIC, CDR Lucy Sung will establish the Command as Plank Owner CO in accordance with Navy precedent and pay grade eligibility rules. Lucy's successor will be selected by the IDC Command and Op Lead screen board in Sept 2012 for a Summer 2013 relief.

- RDML Leigher in his note to IW officers.